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Current Resident: This is a wonderful lakefront community that has the feel of a small town. Neighbors still know one another in this tightly knit community. Did you say you needed help, or a cup of milk? Yes, neighbors still care about one another. As a bordering suburb of Detroit, GP Farms remains one of the safest communities in the region, boasting top ranked public schools for both academics and sports. With private access to beautiful Lake St. Clair, via Pier Park, this is the closest to a dream for raising a family. Ten minutes from Downtown Detroit, with a sense of timelessness that Peter Pan would have loved! No shoveling snow from your walk, putting trash to the curb, or bagging leaves, either. GP Farms city services are the best. Lastly, the AAA credit rating makes GP Farms economically responsible for continued, long term success!
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Visitor: Cool town needs more diversity. The town people should be more diverse and it would feel better because more people would feel welcome. Socially and business wise. It should be open to new economy where more people would want to live there. therefore creating interest in the city of Troy. People would be interested in buying property because it is already a great community in Troy, MI. New people will generate more money and more interest in the community. It could become a thriving place where people would be drawn to I hope they would take a suggestion from this essay and present it to a planning committee for ideas in the city. More development where there is already some but more customer friendly. With these things for the city it would be improved for the future. Everyone who visits the community would see some difference in area because of more businesses and people. All it is is adding to what already is a great landscape.
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Niche User: There're plenty of small businesses owned by locals, which is wonderful! The atmosphere is great year-round, but especially during summer while the town preps for the Woodward Dream Cruise. It's small, but close enough to bigger towns so that you're never too far from finding something new to do. That being said, it seems to be lacking in "hot spots" to hang out which almost forces a lot of teenage business away. Hopefully, that will change in the future. There are a lot of stores that have been opening or getting renovated so the future looks bright for the area!
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Nearby Resident: It's a beautifully groomed area with some of the nicest real estate and schools in Michigan. There is no shortage of good food, shopping, and entertainment including two cinemas. Visitors can stay at the Townsend Hotel, the best hotel in the state outside of those in Detroit. It's located in a convenient, central location. If you have enough money, and you will need a lot of it, you will never be bored. It's not without flaws, however. The parking meters are a downer and parking in general can be a pain. Sometimes the parking garages will accept people inside while reaching full occupancy. You're best off if you know someone in the area and can park at their house, have someone drop you off, or use alternate transportation to get there. Along with this, everything closes rather early. That seems to be a thing in Michigan, though, honestly. The property prices and taxes are significantly high, whether you're looking at private or commercial real estate.
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Former Resident: I grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. From a child standpoint, it was a wonderful place to grow up. The public school system was impeccable, and it was an incredibly safe neighborhood. It is a suburb for families, mostly middle class families. As I got older, however, I started to notice its' flaws. I lived with my single mother and 3 older sisters. We were not a wealthy family, to say the least, and therefore did not "fit in". I had found out my mother was completely segregated from social life with other members of the community because of her financial situation. Grosse Pointe is also not diverse at all, made up almost completely of white individuals like myself. There is no nightlife in Grosse Pointe, as many people my age joked that the city "shuts down" at 9 p.m. Overall, I think this city is a safe environment to grow up and attend school at, but it is not a place for the unwealthy or individuals without children.
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Niche User: I have been blessed to be put in such a friendly and safe community, where everyone is in the middle class eliminating factors of social class discrimination. Personally I feel there are still many in the area who aren't satisfied with their elegant lifestyle because they may not have the newest gadget. I am more than happy my parents brought me up in a mental state where nothing is given and everything is earned, this has greatly improved my character and has taught me to appreciate what my family and I are lucky enough to have. In the future I see this community continuing to progress as South Lyon's population has become large enough to put yet another school into the community. I believe as long as the people here stay as friendly as they are, crime continues to not be an issue and the housing market continues to be in good shape, this community will continue to flourish.
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Current Resident: Grosse Pointe Park and the surrounding Grosse Pointes are very nice communities to live in. The houses are clean-looking and the community is safe so it's a really good place to raise a family. It's also good for families because the Grosse Pointe school district is really great; one of the best in the state. It's a good community to guarantee a good education for your kids and their safety as well. Although the Grosse Pointes are big, almost everyone knows or knows of everyone, making it a tight knit community. The public parks are very nice facilities and the village (a string of shops and restaurants) is really convenient. The location of houses in proximity to the village, libraries, parks, and schools, is almost always in walking distance. One of the only downsides of living in Grosse Pointe is that some of the "old money" families living on the lake do live up to their snotty reputations. Other than that, Grosse Pointe Park is a pretty enjoyable and safe community to live in!
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Current Resident: I have lived in Novi my whole life and love it! It is a fairly diverse city with lots of fun for all ages lots of shopping, has a great movie theater, dog park, kid attractions like airtime, bars and tons more. The schools are fantastic with real knowledgable teachers always willing to help as well as have fun learning too. Novi has fun deals around town with food and shopping and is always looking to continue this thriving city. The police do a great job watching over the city.
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Current Resident: Growing up in Lake Orion I saw a huge transition; from a small city to one that has grown over the years, it still has not lost its "small town" feel. One thing that I loved growing up was the the trails my friends and I walk spend our time on. Another thing that I have fond memories of was the support system I enjoyed from playing sports. The coaches, at least to me, were more than coaches. They were mentors and role models. If I could change anything, I think I would start with more youth outreach programs. Although a 'homey' city, many of the teens and young adults have substance use issues and suicide is also relatively prevalent. I believe this is due to most of the children being raised in your typical middle class home where both parents work, giving the children growing up plenty of time without supervision and the economic breathing room that suburbia affords.
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